The Ride-Along
Season 5x05
Episode no. 53
Written by Tom Kapinos
Directed by Millicent Shelton
Guest stars
Original airdate: February 5, 2012
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"Waiting for the Miracle" "Love Song"

"The Ride-Along" is the fifth episode of Season Five of Californication


      While Karen is still upset about what she thinks Hank did to Tyler, Sam asks Hank to help Kali write love-song lyrics. Hank tries to understand Kali better so he can write more sincere lyrics, so she tells him about her feelings when she came to LA. This makes Hank flash back to his and Karen's move to LA. Later, Karen tells Hank she might have made a big mistake being with Bates, who won't stop drinking. 


David Duchovny - Hank Moody

Natascha McElhone - Karen van der Beek

Madeleine Martin - Rebecca Moody

Evan Handler - Charlie Runkle
Pamela Adlon - Marcy Runkle

Meagan Good - Kali

RZA - Samurai Apocalypse

Natalie Zae - Carrie